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Kentucky Fishing Reports for Early September

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We all know summer is soon to be a thing of the past and the cooler fall temperatures are beginning to roll into Kentucky. Not to mention we’ve had a few drops of rain to fall (ok, more than a few). All of these added together equal good signals to the Kentucky angler that fall fishing seaon is upon us and the action is heating up. 

The white bass bite has improved in the larger lakes like Herrington and Taylorsville, but has also come to life in smaller water like Elmer Davis, Guist Creek, and Beaver Lakes. The thermocline is running 15 to 20 ft. so crank baits seem to be the weapon of choice. In larger lakes you should do well to fish to the areas off of points, but also along  grassy areas and in channels. If you’re fishing a smaller lake, look to target grassy shores and banks. 

In Taylorsville Lake the catfish are feeding, being caught on cut bait when fishing on flats in 10 to 20 ft of water.

Currently, the hybrid fishing in Herrington lake is a little slow.

Barren River and Green River Lakes are seeing some good fishing.

  • There is good bass action, both early and late in the day on larger sized Texas-rigged worms, deep-running crankbaits or grubs.  You will have your best luck fishing on points or in the deep running channels. 
  • The crappie action is also good on these lakes. You’ll want to be fishing at 15 to 20 ft. near the channels or around brush using minnows or jigs. 
  • The bluegill bite is also on fire fishing 6 to 12 ft deep using wax worms, crickets and grasshoppers.

In the Elkhorn Creek the small mouth bite has been pretty heated for a while, but is even improving in the cooler weather. Buzz baits, crank baits, wacky worms, and grubs or other soft plastics are good go-to baits for these waters.

Don't forget; Think Safety and Fish On!

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Pam Funk

About the Author: A self-described kayak and fly fishing addict, compe”tent” camper, and photographer in her dreams, she found her lifetime fishing hobby was transformed into a full-blown obsession when she bought her kayak and added a fly rod.

Pam is a member of the Yakangler.com Pro Staff team, TFO Flyrods, Hobie Polarized and Columbia Sportswear Pro team. She is a member of the Kentucky Kayak Fishing Association where "Yaks Give Back". Their objectives include environmental clean up projects, working with Special Olympics and wounded veterans, and promoting the growth of kayak fishing and safety in our state.

Pam is also the author of ShesAManiYak.com and can be found on Twitter @shesaManiYak.


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